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Motherboard has a mind of its own? (boot order problems)

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#1 Tibernut


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Posted 29 July 2016 - 10:34 PM

I think this belongs here as my motherboard seems to really love Windows 10.


Here is the setup:


3 hard drives.

1 has the Windows 10 OS along with the UEFI bootloader(not sure if that is correct terminology, I understand UEFI works differently than a Bios)

2 is just storage and stuff

3 has Linux Mint along with grub setup in UEFI.  It sees both Mint and Win 10 and allows me to select either.


I've changed my boot order to disable all hard drives except for #3.  This way at bootup I can pick between Linux and Windows.


If I choose Windows from Grub Windows 10 boots normally.  If I restart my computer completely bypasses Grub and goes straight back into Windows.  When I check I see the motherboard has re enabled the Windows HD and moved it to the top of the boot order list.


If I choose Linux from grub menu and then reboot I get dumped back in grub menu.


The motherboard in question is a ASRock H77m.


I guess I could move Grub to hard drive #1 and be done with it. But frankly, thats a little intimidating.


Anyone run into this before? Am I missing something fundamental about UEFI?


Hopefully someone can set me straight!




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Posted 30 July 2016 - 05:01 AM

I found this with a Google search:  http://askubuntu.com/questions/235567/windows-8-removes-grub-as-default-boot-manager

FYI - I know next to nothing about GRUB or Linux


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